Let me start by stating that my opinion on this is widely frowned upon, and that I absolutely whole-heartedly do not give a flying fuck.
And let me further state that I would not be writing this piece if I had not found my arguments being deleted and censored on multiple platforms, citing the reasons for deletion as being they are, “offensive and argumentative”. Good. Get triggered, asshole.
By now, most of you have read all there is to read about the Kyle Rittenhouse story. If you haven’t, feel free to Google before proceeding. I will not rehash the events, the coverage is vast and readily available and I am not writing this as a report. This is an op-ed. This is my opinion, and simply that, an opinion.
And my opinion is this – Kyle is a POS and should have been locked up. The arguments that he acted in self-defense are utter right wing bullshit and hold no water. The arguments that MSM “made up” the narrative that he crossed state lines with a gun built to kill a lot of people really fast are also utter nonsense.
Why do those arguments hold no value? Because it doesn’t help their own case, it doesn’t serve their narrative.
Let’s say the original reports were wrong, that his Mommy didn’t drive him, and that he didn’t cross state lines with a gun. IT DOESN’T FUCKING MATTER. Crossing state lines with a gun is perfectly legal in most states. And who drove him has absolutely no weight in the argument what-so-fucking-ever. These are merely whiney right wing distraction from the real issue talking points.
So, what DOES matter? What matters is that he went there at all, with a fucking gun. Absolutely no one goes to a riot with a gun to “protect” property without the intent of using the fucking gun, on people. To kill them, more specifically.
The fact that the right are arguing (based on court testimony) that the gun was already in state, at a friend’s house only serves to further show, you guessed it, intent.
I am not a lawyer but I have watched enough law shows and read enough true crime to know that intent adds up to, anyone want to guess? A little something called pre-meditation. Meaning the accused intended to use the gun, and made a point of planning ahead to use that gun.
I will also add that the “defense” argument flew out the window when the owners of the establishment denied ever hiring/discussing Mr. Rittenhouse to “protect” their car lot. The kid went there of his own free will, with a gun that he pre-stashed at a friend’s, with the intent to use the gun.
Legally, in a normal civilized place THIS would be enough to convict. He shot first. Then he shot some more when reasonable (read: brave) people attempted to disarm a mad-fucking-gunman.
There is literally nothing else to argue. Justice has failed. And an incredibly thoughtless and dangerous precedent has been set. ‘Stand your ground’ laws are dangerous, this goes well beyond ‘stand your ground’, you no longer even have to prove you felt threatened to shot someone down in cold blood. You just have to “say” you did, even if you are the one walking around with a fucking gun.
And before you say, “Oh but the courts acquitted him, get over it” let me point out, they also acquitted OJ Simpson.
This is generally where right wingers have a coronary and try to sidestep the argument with any off topic bullshit they can think up. Not today, Satan.
Decent reasonable people WILL fight to change those messed up backwater laws and justice WILL prevail. No amount of misdirecting, gas lighting, or blaming MSM is going to stop us from making sure killing people isn’t just an acceptable daily act because YOU disagree with someone’s political stance or their actions. Law exists for a reason and vigilante killing is still illegal and immoral in all civilized societies. And to be perfectly clear, this isn’t an anti-gun rant, guns aren’t the issue, taking guns out in a public place with intent to use them on people is the fucking issue.
Eat shit. Sounds about white.